Historic: Middle East

  • Omani Girls and Shaven-headed Boy

    Image ID
    FOT1221448
    Caption
    Omani Girls and Shaven-headed Boy
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4519 x 2980 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; abaaya ; abaya ; bead ; beaded ; boy ; caftan ; charm ; child ; children ; cropped haircut ; desert ; earing ; eye ;...
    Description
    An Omani girl wearing a necklace and head-scarf looks up at the camera. Another girl stands behind her and a young, shaven-headed boy stands close by at her left side. The girl's necklace includes three kirsh kitabs (silver disks with writing). The...
  • Omani Villagers Swap Eggs For Water

    Image ID
    FOT1221452
    Caption
    Omani Villagers Swap Eggs For Water
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4516 x 2994 px
    Keywords
    ; adult ; agal ; aluminium pot ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; baby ; bangle ; bare chested male ; bare feet ; barefoot ; barter ; Bedouin burqa ; bending over ; birqa ; bourka ; bourkha ; bracelet ; burka ; burkha ; burqa ; burqu ; burqua...
    Description
    Muslimahs with children from an Omani village on the island of Masirah swap fresh eggs for supplies of fresh water, seen being poured into assorted vessels by male, off-duty British Forces personnel. Two of the five males stay aboard their white,...
  • Omani Muslimah and Child With Goat

    Image ID
    FOT1221453
    Caption
    Omani Muslimah and Child With Goat
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2973 x 4522 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Bedouin burqa ; Capra hircus ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Muslima ; Muslimah ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; adult ; baby ; bangle ; bare feet ; barefoot ; birqa ; bourka ;...
    Description
    An Omani Muslimah wearing a Bedouin Burqa restrains her goat while her young child stands, relaxed, alongside. The woman and her child are on the outskirts of their village on the island of Masirah. Masirah Island lies off the coast of Oman, in the...
  • Omani Boy And Muslimahs Collect Water

    Image ID
    FOT1221454
    Caption
    Omani Boy And Muslimahs Collect Water
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2994 x 4522 px
    Keywords
    ; adult ; aluminium pot ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; baby ; bangle ; bare chested male ; bare feet ; barefoot ; Bedouin burqa ; bending over ; birqa ; bourka ; bourkha ; boy ; bracelet ; bucket ; burka ; burkha ; burqa ; burqu ; burqua ;...
    Description
    An Omani boy helps an off-duty British Forces Serviceman pour fresh water into a large plastic bottle. One Muslimah crouches alongside two already filled containers and a large plastic bag of broken ice. Another Muslimah holds a baby and a tray of fresh...
  • Omani Villagers Exchange Eggs For Water

    Image ID
    FOT1221459
    Caption
    Omani Villagers Exchange Eggs For Water
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4518 x 2989 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Bedouin burqa ; Land Rover ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Muslima ; Muslimah ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; Wehrmacht-Einheitskanister ; adult ; aluminium pot ; anklet ; apple ;...
    Description
    On the edge of an Omani village on the island of Masirah, three Muslimahs with children exchange fresh eggs for fresh water and fresh fruit, brought (on an ad-hoc basis) by off-duty British Forces Servicemen. The three women are wearing Bedouin Burqas....
  • Baby Girl Peers Over Shoulder At Camera

    Image ID
    FOT1221466
    Caption
    Baby Girl Peers Over Shoulder At Camera
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4517 x 2991 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Muslima ; Muslimah ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; T-shirt ; adult ; baby ; bangle ; bare chested male ; birqa ; bourka ; bourkha ; bracelet ; burka ;...
    Description
    A baby girl with short-cropped hair squints towards the camera with one eye closed, while peering over the shoulder of the Omani woman holding her. We see the back of the woman's head and she is wearing full, Muslim-style, black, head-covering. The...
  • Smiling Omani Girl Walks Towards Camera

    Image ID
    FOT1221467
    Caption
    Smiling Omani Girl Walks Towards Camera
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2993 x 4509 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Land Rover ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; abaaya ; abaya ; adult ; aluminium pot ; bag ; bare chested male ; bead ; beaded ; bending over ; birqa ;...
    Description
    An Omani girl walks, smiling, towards the camera. She wears plaited hair, a long-sleeved jilbab dress and a necklace. An Omani boy is nearby, wearing an abaya gown. Behind the girl we see a Muslimah - wearing a Bedouin Burqa - preparing to lift a large...
  • Three Omani Boys Wait Beside Land Rover

    Image ID
    FOT1221503
    Caption
    Three Omani Boys Wait Beside Land Rover
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2985 x 4515 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Land Rover ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; anticipation ; boy ; child ; children ; cropped haircut ; desert ; dishdasha ; dishdashah ; futah ; galabia...
    Description
    Three Omani boys wait at the side of a white, open-top Land Rover on the outskirts of their village on the island of Masirah in the Arabian Gulf. The Land Rover is one of two vehicles in this ad-hoc visit to their village, during which off-duty British...
  • Omani Boys And Muslimahs Collect Water

    Image ID
    FOT1221504
    Caption
    Omani Boys And Muslimahs Collect Water
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4515 x 2990 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Muslima ; Muslimah ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; Wehrmacht-Einheitskanister ; adult ; aluminium pot ; anticipation ; bare leg ; barter ; bending over...
    Description
    Two Omani boys wait beside a vehicle-trailer while other villagers collect fresh water and fruit during an ad-hoc visit to their village by off-duty British Forces Servicemen. One Muslimah wearing burqa and shawl talks with a young girl with...
  • Omani Father In Proud Pose With Children

    Image ID
    FOT1221506
    Caption
    Omani Father In Proud Pose With Children
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4532 x 2976 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; abaaya ; abaya ; adult ; anklet ; bangle ; bare feet ; barefoot ; beard ; bearded ; boy ; bracelet ; caftan ; child ;...
    Description
    An Omani father in a proud pose with his two young children, near his village on the island of Masirah. The vehicle-trailer in the background arrived with a group of off-duty, British Forces Servicemen making an occasional hospitality visit. The man...
  • Smiling Omani Teenage Girl In A Group

    Image ID
    FOT1221508
    Caption
    Smiling Omani Teenage Girl In A Group
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4511 x 2982 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Bedouin burqa ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Muslima ; Muslimah ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; abaaya ; abaya ; birqa ; bourka ; bourkha ; burka ; burkha ; burqa ; burqu ; burqua...
    Description
    An Omani teenage girl smiles broadly as she walks in a group of other girls, women and children, near their village on the desert island of Masirah. The smiling girl is wearing a hijab and the two other teenage girls are wearing 'half-style'...
  • Omani Girl Glances Towards Camera

    Image ID
    FOT1221509
    Caption
    Omani Girl Glances Towards Camera
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2989 x 4515 px
    Keywords
    alaka; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Muslima ; Muslimah ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; abaaya ; abaya ; adult ; anklet ; bangle ; bare feet ; barefoot ; birqa ; bourka ; bourkha ;...
    Description
    An Omani girl with earings and plaited hair glances towards the camera from within a group of other children and women (Muslimahs), on the outskirts of their village on the desert island of Masirah. One Muslimah wears a long, black abaya gown with a...
  • Omani Girl With Plaits And Necklaces

    Image ID
    FOT1221591
    Caption
    Omani Girl With Plaits And Necklaces
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2986 x 4521 px
    Keywords
    ; abaaya ; abaya ; amulet box ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; bead ; beaded ; braid ; braided ; caftan ; charm ; child ; desert ; earing ; female ; fruit ; girl ; held ; hirz ; hold ; holding ; huruz ; jilbaab ; jilbab ; Kirsh Kitab ; Koran...
    Description
    A young Omani girl with plaits in her hair is holding an orange (fruit) and stands briefly alone on the outskirts of her village on the desert island of Masirah. The girl is wearing a patterned jilbab dress, pendant earings and two beaded necklaces. The...
  • Omani Boy Negotiates Lobster Value

    Image ID
    FOT1221592
    Caption
    Omani Boy Negotiates Lobster Value
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2999 x 4521 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; arthropod ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; boy ; cap ; child ; crustacean ; desert ; dishdasha ; dishdashah ; galabia ; galabiya ; gallabiya ; gallibaya ; gesture ; hat ; headgear ; headwear ; Indian spiny lobster ; invertebrate ; jubba ;...
    Description
    An Omani boy smiles while negotiating with an older person (just out of the picture to the right), hoping to sell or trade the very large lobster he is dangling from his left hand (a Scalloped or Indian spiny lobster - Panulirus homarus megasculpta)....
  • Three Omani Boys Discuss Large Lobster

    Image ID
    FOT1221593
    Caption
    Three Omani Boys Discuss Large Lobster
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2995 x 4527 px
    Keywords
    ; abdomen ; antenna ; antennae ; antennule ; Arabian Peninsula ; argument ; arthropod ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; bare feet ; barefoot ; barter ; boy ; cap ; child ; children ; crustacean ; desert ; discussion ; dishdasha ; dishdashah ; exoskeleton ; flip...
    Description
    Three Omani boys having a lively discussion about a large lobster (Scalloped or Indian spiny lobster - Panulirus homarus megasculpta). Two boys are wearing dishdashas (robes) and are bare-foot, and two of the boys are wearing distinctive Omani kummahs...
  • Omani Boy Barters A Plucked Chicken

    Image ID
    FOT1221594
    Caption
    Omani Boy Barters A Plucked Chicken
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4526 x 2988 px
    Keywords
    ; adult ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; barter ; bird ; boy ; cap ; chicken ; child ; children ; desert ; fowl ; group ; hat ; headgear ; headwear ; held ; holding ; kimma ; kimmah ; kufi ; kumma ; kummah ; male ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ;...
    Description
    An Omani boy holds a plucked, uncooked chicken above his right shoulder while negotiating its possible sale or trade value with two off-duty British Forces Servicemen. (The Servicemen make occasional, informal visits to the boy's village during...
  • Two Omani Boys Scowl At The Camera

    Image ID
    FOT1221595
    Caption
    Two Omani Boys Scowl At The Camera
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4506 x 2985 px
    Keywords
    ; acrochordon ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; boy ; children ; desert ; disdain ; dishdasha ; dishdashah ; fibroepithelial polyp ; folded arms ; frown ; furakha ; galabia ; galabiya ; gallabiya ; gallibaya ; glare ; jubba ; jubbah ; kalabia...
    Description
    Two Omani boys, standing beside a tall vehicle, scowl at the camera with disdain and scepticism. One boy has his arms folded and the other boy holds his tongue between his teeth. Both boys are wearing traditional dishdasha robes. The boy nearest to...
  • Omani Fisherman On Motor Scooter - 1of2

    Image ID
    FOT1221596
    Caption
    Omani Fisherman On Motor Scooter - 1of2
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4514 x 2982 px
    Keywords
    ; adult ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; beard ; bearded ; chafiye ; cheffiyeh ; coastline ; desert ; driver ; dusty track ; ghutra ; ghutrah ; handlebar ; head scarf ; kaffiya ; kaffiyeh ; keffiyeh ; kefijeh ; kufiya ; looking ; male ; man...
    Description
    An Omani fisherman on his motor scooter (motorbike) stops to talk with the cameraman as he travels along an established but unmetalled track on the desert island of Masirah. The shoreline is visible in the background. The smiling and bearded fisherman...
  • Omani Fisherman On Motor Scooter - 2of2

    Image ID
    FOT1221597
    Caption
    Omani Fisherman On Motor Scooter - 2of2
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4509 x 2982 px
    Keywords
    ; adult ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Carangoides malabaricus ; catch ; caudal fin ; desert ; driver ; dusty track ; fish ; fish tail ; fishes ; forked tail fin ; fresh fish ; futah ; handlebar ; izaar ; Jack fish ; Malabar jack ; Malabar...
    Description
    An Omani fisherman gestures proudly with his right hand over his recent catch of Jack Fish (Malabar Jack / Malabar trevally - Carangoides malabaricus) spread across the pillion of his motor scooter (motorbike), with some protective sacking beneath. The...
  • Omani Village Late Afternoon Boat Repair

    Image ID
    FOT1221669
    Caption
    Omani Village Late Afternoon Boat Repair
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4431 x 2843 px
    Keywords
    ; 200 litre ; 44 gallon ; 55 gallon ; accommodation ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; boat ; boat building ; boat repair ; camp ; camp-site ; coast ; coastal town ; coastline ; desert ; dusk ; dwelling ; evening ; fuel drum ; fuel storage ;...
    Description
    A late afternoon view from the outskirts of a coastal Omani village, showing a number of temporary or rudimentary huts, scattered oil drums (oil barrels) and a boat resting on stilts for repair, close to the shoreline. The sun has almost set. This...
  • Omani Village Sunset With Fishing Boat

    Image ID
    FOT1221672
    Caption
    Omani Village Sunset With Fishing Boat
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4406 x 2806 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; desert ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Oman ; Omani ; Sultanate of Oman ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; Massirah ; Middle East ; dwelling ; home ; housing ; town ; village ; coast ; coastline ; horizon ; ocean ; sunset ; at sea ; boat ;...
    Description
    A hazy sunset viewed from a coastal Omani village on the desert island of Masirah. A fishing boat is anchored off shore. A seated female figure is resting against one of the rudimentary dwellings on the right side of the picture, and other dwellings (or...
  • Omani Village Homes And Moored Boats

    Image ID
    FOT1221673
    Caption
    Omani Village Homes And Moored Boats
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4454 x 2874 px
    Keywords
    ; 200 litre ; 44 gallon ; 55 gallon ; accommodation ; anchored ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; at anchor ; camp ; camp-site ; coast ; coastal town ; coastline ; desert ; dusk ; dwelling ; evening ; family ; fishing town ; fuel drum ; fuel...
    Description
    A view across a sprawling Omani village towards a setting sun, with a number of fishing boats at anchor off-shore, on the desert island of Masirah. Vehicle tracks in the sand lead to and from the village. A small group of villagers has gathered just...
  • Omani Village Alongside Island Airfield

    Image ID
    FOT1221718
    Caption
    Omani Village Alongside Island Airfield
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4502 x 2994 px
    Keywords
    ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; camp ; camp-site ; coast ; coastline ; cylindrical ; desalination plant ; desert ; developed ; distant ; dwelling ; elevated ; high ; hill ; hillside ; home ; house ; housing ; industrial site ; Masirah ;...
    Description
    A view from a hilltop on the desert island of Masirah in 1974, looking approximately north towards the Arabian Sea. A small Omani settlement (upper-left of picture) is shown in relation to the British (British at the time) Royal Air Force (RAF) military...
  • Omani Dwellings Among Rolling Hills

    Image ID
    FOT1221719
    Caption
    Omani Dwellings Among Rolling Hills
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    4484 x 2998 px
    Keywords
    ; accommodation ; Arabian Peninsula ; Ash Sharqiyah Region ; camp ; camp-site ; desert ; distant ; dwelling ; elevated ; high ; hill ; hillside ; home ; house ; housing ; hut ; Masirah ; Masirah Island ; Massirah ; Middle East ; Oman ; Omani ; residence...
    Description
    A view from a hillside on the desert island of Masirah in 1974, towards a small and widely dispersed Omani settlement. Other rolling and sandy hills lie beyond the village. The temporary style of most dwellings is due to the nomadic lifestyle that the...